Hydraulic Fracturing

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July 04, 2024
Intelligent Wellhead Systems and ProFrac announced the first successful field tests utilizing MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) protocol for the safe and efficient transfer and visualization of wellsite data during hydraulic fracturing operations.
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June 11, 2024
The addition will mean Vista has two fracking crews and related equipment in operation. The company is aiming to raise production 55% to the equivalent of 85,000 bpd by the fourth quarter, and start production on 138 new oil wells by 2026 in an effort to reach 100,000 bpd.
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May 13, 2024
Shale operators drilled more crude wells than they fracked in April, marking the first back-to-back increase in drilled-but-uncompleted projects since late 2022, according to a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Monday.
Article
March 2024
Produced water is a significant issue for the oil and gas industry, presenting environmental and logistical challenges that require careful management and technological solutions. By implementing effective treatment and reuse techniques, operators can minimize the environmental impact of produced water and enhance their operations’ sustainability.
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April 29, 2024
The agreement includes the deployment of two FORCE electric hydraulic fracturing fleets, wireline, and pumpdown services on ExxonMobil’s Permian operations in the first half of 2024, with an option for a third FORCE fleet with wireline and pumpdown services to commence operations in early 2025.
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April 25, 2024
TAG Oil Ltd. has successfully pumped all twelve planned stages of its multistage hydraulic frac on its BED4-T100 ("T100") well location in Egypt.
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April 24, 2024
While production is at record levels, productivity per well in the Permian basin has declined 15% since 2020, due to factors like interference with underground pressure from extensive drilling. However, innovations like longer lateral wells and simultaneous fracking (simul-frac) are improving efficiency and lowering costs.
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April 23, 2024
After better-than-expected production in 2023, the U.S. shale patch is now in the midst of slowing down amid dwindling inventory for top-tier drilling locations, weaker natural gas prices and industry consolidation.
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April 15, 2024
Overall, U.S. shale-oil production is expected to be steady at about 9.86 MMbpd in May, below the record 10 MMbpd seen in December, according to the report. Production from the Permian basin hasn’t completely returned to the December high and is expected to be roughly 6.17 MMbpd next month.
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March 14, 2024
Advanced AI is gaining a foothold in the oil field as drillers and producers are relentlessly focused on improving efficiency. While the technology is being tested around the globe, the U.S. is perhaps the most important spot to watch.
Article
January 2024
In the evolving landscape of hydraulic fracturing, a transformative synergy of electrification, automation and real-time optimization has emerged. The commingling of these technologies is paving the way for unprecedented efficiency and performance gains, while also reducing costs and NPT.
Article
January 2024
An innovative 5,000-hp frac platform combines intelligent electrical architecture and simplified drivetrains to increase power density and flexibility, streamline rig-up logistics and minimize carbon emissions.
News
September 14, 2023
One in five new wells in the Permian basin of West Texas and New Mexico will rely on subterranean horizontal holes of 3 miles or longer in 2024, double the share this year and up from virtually zero just two years ago, according to research firm Rystad Energy.
Article
August 2023
Are the days of sand proppant numbered?
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July 2023
Remote e-frac technology enables operators to wield high and variable power loads to slash costs and reduce emissions.
Article
June 2023
While wellbore acidizing has been used for over 100 years to stimulate wells and expand production life, technique improvements have extended the process’ life in parallel. Organic acids have been introduced into wellbore stimulation processes because their delayed reaction capability decreases corrosion rates of steel components and improves well productivity.
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June 28, 2023
An operator working in the Delaware basin wanted to increase efficiencies by simul-fracing two wells that were about 1,200 ft. apart. Connecting two, three-well pads added additional technical challenges.
News
June 22, 2023
To date, inVision completion technology has delivered more than 95,000 stages without a single wireline or pressure control incident while utilizing the IWS system.
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June 02, 2023
“There’s just a lot of oil being left in the ground,” Chief Executive Officer Darren Woods said Thursday at the Bernstein Strategic Decisions conference. “Fracing’s been around for a really long time, but the science of fracking is not well understood.”
Article
May 2023
By identifying the numerous barriers obstructing 24/7 reservoir fracturing, a newly developed system utilizes advanced processes and technologies. The system has led to gains in operational efficiency, consistency and safety, enabling operators to fracture a reservoir more hours/day compared to standard procedures and techniques.
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